Harlow College

Harlow College re-opens following third national lockdown

By Matt North / 26th March 2021 / 0 Comments
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ON MARCH 8 schools and colleges were allowed to re-open as the government began to ease lockdown restrictions in the planned roadmap out of lockdown. Since the turn of the year, it has been a tough time for both students and staff of schools and colleges, having to do lessons all from home on either…

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Beaming Harlow College into your home

By Callum Wells / 6th November 2020 / 0 Comments
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CALL it Utopian or Dystopian: Harlow College is holding its annual Open Event, predominantly intended for prospective new students to visit the premises and speak to their potential tutors, over Zoom this year.  The six-night event is taking place between 6pm and 7.30pm daily, from Thursday November 5 to Thursday November 12, and comes as Boris…

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The purr-fect support puppy

By santynamarchesi / 15th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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Reporter Santyna Marchesi is an avid dog lover. She has a pup of her own. It is a Cane Corso named Boo, so she couldn’t wait to meet Lula. THE LATEST student to join Harlow college is the most popular there has even been. Lula is a black Cockapoo from Harlow, only nine months old…

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NCTJ student Daniel Luker is passionate about a career in sports journalism

By Clare Eggenton / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments
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DANIEL Luker is passionate about both sport and the media – he has decided to combine the two in a career in sports journalism, with the two focuses being football and basketball such as writing reports on games and transfer rumours. He also likes the idea of editing magazines, as he can write more fun…

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Ex-professional diver trains to become journalist

By Lucia Banks / 9th October 2020 / 0 Comments

  A YOUNG sporting professional ditches her diving to become an investigative journalist. Skye Stewart, from Greater London, has been diving professionally since the age of seven, after being scouted at a school swimming lesson. She was offered a scholarship to train at Crystal Palace, and during her prime, competed alongside sporting legend Tom Daley.…

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Talking in the Skylight

By William Spalding / 27th August 2020 / 0 Comments
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  This is an interview with Jenny Reynolds,  the manager of the Skylight Restaurant, a student-run establishment in the heart of Harlow College.  It serves high quality gourmet food, all with affordable prices. Students who have enrolled in cookery courses and hospitality may be allowed to be part of running Skylight. More can be found…

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Harlow College campaigns to get more women into engineering

By Elana Xerri / 24th May 2020 / 0 Comments
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THE ENGINEERING course at Harlow College has around 150 students and only 10 of those are female. Unfortunately, the college is representative of the industry as a whole where women, even in the twenty first century, are poorly represented. Reporter Elana Xerri interviewed a student, a teacher and an industry professional to find out more. …

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Harlow College principal reveals the challenges of being a woman in education

By Elana Xerri / 23rd January 2020 / 0 Comments
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KAREN Spencer, principal of 7,000 student Harlow College, has never found being a woman a disadvantage in further education. As far as Karen is concerned it was ageism that held her back when she first started working in a Sixth Form College – at one point she was told to ‘wait a few years’ before…

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Sajid Javid describes Harlow College HAMEC as ‘incredible’

By Matthew Collings / 22nd November 2019 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW College’s £11 million  Harlow Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC) facility was described as “incredible” by Sajid Javid, Chancellor of Exchequer, when he visited staff and students, prior to the General Election in December.   During the visit, Mr Javid saw the marvels that the £11 million facilities brought to its students. On whether…

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Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid visits Harlow College

By Elana Xerri / 22nd November 2019 / 0 Comments
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CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer Sajid Javid visited Harlow College to see its £11m Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC) and speak to students and staff. He was joined by the principle of Harlow College, Karen Spencer and Conservative parliamentary candidate for Harlow, Robert Halfon. A third of the funding for this centre came from the…

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Harlow journalism’s newest recruit.

By Chloe Walpole / 18th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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BROADCAST journalism tutor for Harlow College, Naomi Channell, is hoping to return to work in June after giving birth to her second child. Naomi, gave birth to her son four weeks ago on September 20th 2019. Her son who she’s called Hadley is the second addition to the family and has an older sister called…

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Harlow College prepares to train thousands at its new construction centre

By Chloe Walpole / 13th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW has been given a huge jobs boost with the opening of a Construction Skills Centre, at the £450m Public Health England Pinnacles site. Set on a 40-acre site, the centre will teach people of all age’s different courses within construction so they have an opportunity to go into full-time work and help build and…

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Chancellor Sajid Javid promises major funding to FE Colleges when he visits Harlow

By Chloe Walpole / 13th October 2019 / 0 Comments

CHANCELLOR of the Exchequer Sajid Javid visited Harlow College’s £11million Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre to see the work of students and staff. Mr Javid visited the centre, which is based in the college and is used to develop the high technology skillset of local engineering and manufacturing businesses in order to build a better…

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Harlow College students join in global climate change protest

By Alexander Beaney / 4th October 2019 / 0 Comments
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Journalist Alexander Beaney investigated when college students took part in a world-wide demonstration. Here is his report: FORGET Brexit. Right now, there’s only one political issue on students’ minds at Harlow College. And that’s climate change. And they’re demanding action immediately. In the same week that teenage campaigner Greta Thunberg spoke to thousands at a…

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Journalism students discuss major issues facing Harlow Council

By Alexander Beaney / 27th September 2019 / 0 Comments
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HARLOW College students studying for the National Council for the Training of Journalists Diploma (NCTJ), met Harlow Council chairman Clive Souter and head of governance, Simon Hill, to find out more about the workings of the council and plans for the future of the town. Alex Beaney, 21, said: “We are very grateful to Cllr…

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